Hoboken, New Jersey - (Cision) January 31, 2018 — eMazzanti Technologies Vice President and Co-founder, Carl Mazzanti, will be the featured speaker at a Manufacturing Cyber-Security Program organized by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
The Manufacturing Cyber-Security Program is scheduled to run from 9:30 to 11:30 am at NJMEP Headquarters, 2 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 305 in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. As announced, Mazzanti’s topic will be, “Secure the Manufacturing Product Line.”
“Manufacturing has recently jumped to number two on the list of industries most vulnerable to cyber-attack,” stated Mazzanti. “As industrial technology advances, manufacturers are increasingly using cloud, data analytics and mobile to improve their connectivity and infrastructure. This means a larger attack surface from which cyber criminals can infiltrate.”
Manufacturing Cyber-Security Lacking
For seasoned cyber-criminals, hacking a manufacturing company is easy money because:
- Manufacturing is not held to the same security standards as business-to-consumer (B2C) industries such as eCommerce.
- Manufacturers tend to rely on outdated cyber-security measures.
- Hackers can use older viruses, such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, as well as classic email phishing scams to penetrate manufacturing’s weak walls of defense
According to Mazzanti, hackers who attack manufacturing companies are usually after intellectual property. In contrast, with the healthcare industry, cyber-criminals are generally looking for social security numbers.
Manufacturing Cyber-Security Tips
Many small business manufacturers lack sufficient resources to manage cyber-security risks. Additionally, the shortage of cyber-security professionals and the evolving nature of the risks make effective cyber-security a challenge for organizations of all sizes.
eMazzanti Technologies offers these simple manufacturing cyber-security tips as a place to start:
- Do not open attachments or click email links unless positive it’s from a known sender.
- Always use up-to-date antivirus software and firewalls.
- Do not access public Wi-Fi connections unless using VPN encryption.
- Use a browser extension that will detect malicious websites.
- Update to the latest version of Windows or iOS when available.
- Always use the most recent browser release.
- Back up data every day.
Fortunately, the experts at eMazzanti Technologies, a managed security services provider (MSSP), make it their business to understand the fast-changing cyber-security landscape. Thus, they provide cyber-security technologies to detect and block attacks.
In addition, eMazzanti designs multi-layered proactive cyber defense solutions to mitigate manufacturing cyber-security risk, including a variety of managed services solutions and 24/7 network monitoring.
Related resource information:
NJMEP is a private, not–for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Thus, backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance.